luciferous
adjective Etymology: Latin lucifer Date: 1648 bringing light or insight ; illuminating <
a luciferous performance of the opera
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  • Luciferous — Lu*cif er*ous, a. [See {Lucifer}.] Giving light; affording light or means of discovery. Boyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • luciferous — light bringing, emitting light, 1650s, from L. lucifer (see LUCIFER (Cf. Lucifer)) + OUS (Cf. ous). Figurative use is earliest (1640s) and more common …   Etymology dictionary

  • luciferous — [lo͞o sif′ər əs] adj. [L lucifer (see LUCIFER) + OUS] Now Rare providing light or mental insight …   English World dictionary

  • luciferous — light producing, bioluminescent …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • luciferous — /looh sif euhr euhs/, adj. 1. bringing or providing light. 2. providing insight or enlightenment. [1640 50; < L lucifer (see LUCIFER) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • luciferous — adjective a) Literally illuminating; providing light. b) Figuratively illuminating; offering insight …   Wiktionary

  • luciferous — light bringing; light giving Bearing and Carrying …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • luciferous — lu·cif·er·ous …   English syllables

  • luciferous — lu•cif•er•ous [[t]luˈsɪf ər əs[/t]] adj. 1) bringing or providing light 2) providing insight or enlightenment • Etymology: 1640–50; < L lūcifer …   From formal English to slang

  • luciferous — /luˈsɪfərəs/ (say looh sifuhruhs) adjective bringing or giving light. {Latin lūcifer light bringing + ous} …   Australian English dictionary

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